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Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating and Governance Committee
Robert L. "Bob" Bailey 
Robert L. "Bob" Bailey
Retired Semiconductor Executive and Independent Venture Investor


Mr. Bailey is a retired semiconductor executive. He served as the Chairman of PMC-Sierra, Inc., a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductor technologies from May 2005 until May 2011 and from February 2000 until February 2003. He was a director of PMC-Sierra from October 1996 to May 2011 and served as their President and Chief Executive Officer from July 1997 to May 2008. Mr. Bailey served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of PMC-Sierra, Ltd., PMC... 

  Committee Member Chairperson
Keith E. Bechard 
Keith E. Bechard
Owner, Pear Lake Consulting LLC


Mr. Bechard brings over 30 years of experience in cable television, information systems and communications technology to Entropic Communications. As owner of Pear Lake Consulting, Mr. Bechard currently serves as executive advisor to Canoe Ventures LLC, and previously served as executive advisor to PolyCipher, both of which are cable industry joint ventures owned by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and other major cable MSOs. He has acted as a consultant to cable related business... 

Committee Member   
William  G. Bock 
William  G. Bock
Retired Semiconductor Executive


Mr. William G. Bock brings to Entropic's Board a wealth of semiconductor sector, corporate leadership and board experience. He retired from Silicon Laboratories in 2011, after serving five-years as the Company's senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer. In February 2013 Mr. Bock returned to the management team of Silicon Laboratories as their interim CFO. Prior to joining Silicon Laboratories, Mr. Bock was a partner at venture capital firms CenterPoint Ven... 
Committee Member   
Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D. 
Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D.
Professor of Accountancy, University of Southern California


Dr. Merchant holds the Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy at the University of Southern California (USC), and currently teaches in USC's M.B.A., Executive M.B.A. and undergraduate accounting programs. He has also served as Senior Associate Dean-Corporate Programs in USC's Marshall School of Business and as Dean of USC's Leventhal School of Accounting. Dr. Merchant is also a part-time research professor at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Before joining USC, he taught at Har... 
Chairperson   
Umesh Padval 
Umesh Padval
Chairman of the Board, Entropic Communications
Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners


Mr. Padval currently serves as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Prior to joining Bessemer in September 2007, Mr. Padval served as Executive Vice President, Consumer Products at LSI Logic Corporation. Prior to his promotion to Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, Mr. Padval was senior vice president and general manager for LSI Logic's Broadband Entertainment Division, a position he held since 2001. Mr. Padval served as Chief Executive Officer of C-Cube from 2000-2001, as President ... 
  Chairperson Committee Member